Forsythia Vahl
  • Enum. Pl. 1: 39. 1804.

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General Information

Shrubs deciduous. Branches hollow or with lamellate pith; branchlets ± 4-angled. Leaves opposite, simple, rarely 3-parted to 3-foliolate, petiolate; leaf blade serrate or entire. Flowers appearing before leaves, bisexual, heterostylous, 1 to several fascicled in leaf axils, pedicellate. Calyx deeply 4-lobed, persistent. Corolla yellow, 4-parted; tube campanulate; lobes longer than tube, imbricate in bud. Stamens 2, inserted at base of corolla tube, scarcely exserted. Ovules many in each locule, pendulous. Style slender; stigma 2-cleft. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds numerous in each locule, slightly winged; endosperm absent; radicle erect.

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    "Fls perfect; cal deeply 4-lobed; cor deeply 4- parted, the short tube campanulate, the lobes oblong, widely spreading; stamens 2, very short, borne on the short cor-tube; fr a bilocular, many-seeded capsule; much branched shrubs with simple, entire or toothed lvs. 7, Eurasia.Several spp. are commonly cult. and sometimes persist, but apparently do not become naturalized. The most common, with many cultivars, are F. viridissima Lindl., suberect, with cross-chambered pith, merely toothed lvs, and rather light yellow or greenish-yellow fls; F. suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl, more arching, with hollow branches solid at the nodes, toothed or often 3-parted lvs, and golden yellow fls; and their hybrid, F. ×intermedia Zabel."

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